DEPC’s Ready Schools initiative supports local elementary schools as they work to meet the unique needs of all children and families. Focus areas of our efforts include: school attendance, school readiness, and summer learning. Family and community engagement are critical to our success.

Attendance

Attendance

Helping kids be in school All Day, Every Day!

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School Readiness

School Readiness

Helping kids get ready for school, and schools get ready for kids!

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Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Helping kids stay engaged and learning over the summer!

Summer Feeding
Summer Learning

Ready Schools Spotlight

DPIL has become a well known program amongst the Twin Counties. Since November 2017, the twin counties have enrolled a total of over 4,500 children!

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Data gathered from our Kindergarten Family surveys show that students who participated in DPIL and ROR were more likely to be read to everyday and be considered academically ready by their parents.

Kindergarten Family Surveys

We will soon be incorporating story times in at least ONE of our pediatric Reach Out and Read clinics.

Reach Out And Read